Preview: Hull City vs. Cardiff City

Preview: Hull vs. Cardiff City
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Sports Mole looks ahead to this weekend's Premier League clash between Hull City and Cardiff City.

Hull City head into this weekend's Premier League clash against Cardiff City following their failed attempt to strengthen their attacking threat with the signing of Shane Long.

Manager Steve Bruce was unable to complete a move with West Bromwich Albion for the forward, while this weekend's competitors did the opposite by clinching the signature of Peter Odemwingie from The Hawthorns.

The Tigers have one win under their belts since getting promoted to the top flight from the Championship, but a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City left them in 18th place in the table before the international break.

The hosts are likely to line up with Danny Graham and Sone Aluko in attack against Malky Mackay's team, who are heading into the clash on the back of a goalless draw with Everton.

The big-spending Welsh outfit could enlist the services of Odemwingie during the clash, but Fraizer Campbell's positive form could keep him up front for the Bluebirds.

Recent form

Hull City: LWL

Cardiff City: LWD

Possible starting lineups

Hull City: McGregor; Figueroa, Chester, Davies, Elmohamady; Huddlestone, Koren, Livermore, Brady; Aluko, Graham

Cardiff City: Marshall; Connolly, Taylor, Caulker, Turner; Whittingham, Medel, Kim, Gunnarsson, Bellamy; Campbell

Sports Mole says: 1-2

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